The story of Playdate
Podcast with Panic as they discuss how they came to make the Playdate with Teenage Engineering (now available for pre-sale!).
Languages of the World
7,102 languages represented in this infographic by Alberto Lucas Lopez. / via Caterina Fake
Tatsuya Tanaka’s Miniature Calendar
Scenes created with alternative items to recreate everyday things. Smile inducing. / via Yewknee
A Dream Water Park
Made by two men (and one cameraman) in 278 days. A mesmerizing 18 minutes. / via Yewknee
Beer with a removable guitar pick and cans that illustrate chords. Neato. / via UnderConsideration
What is Queer Typography?
An excellent looking small batch Risograph zine supporting the Queer.Archive.Work organization. / / via & by @soulellis
Crowded National Parks
I’m glad the parks are getting visitors, but maybe we need more of them… (The photos and videos for this article illustrate the overcrowding quite well.)
Black is beautiful
Brooklyn-born black photographer Kwame Brathwaite inspired new viewpoints, visual language and a movement to celebrate black lives in the 60’s / via Creative Mornings newsletter
9 panels about growing by Grant Snider / via my friend Shannon
Opera + a rock quarry
I’ve kept this post from Kottke alive at the end of my RSS reader for 2 weeks because I didn’t want it to go away, so I’m saving it here.
A modern studio by Harrison Design
Seating, a desk, books and a bathroom. Dreamy.
Throw your lego down and scan it with this app and it will give you step by step instructions to build new things. Haven’t tried this, but it sounds far out. / via ProductHunt
What do Americans eat at the beach?
Photos by Jenna Schoenefeld really make this piece come to life. I would love to see the same exploration for different beaches around the states and globe. / via tmn
The evolution of the Pride flag
It’s starting to get so busy that a rethink is in order, but the concept of evolving a symbol to serve greater understanding is solid.
Northern Lights wake up call
This aurora borealis has been on my bucketlist since I can remember. This seems like a valuable hotel resource to have on hand.
Floating in space
A lovely animation of an astronaut swimming through stars
Dancing to Sirens
I asked about the song playing and Erik said it was the same musician that did the Xanadu cover linked earlier. Here’s a story about his new song – “a tribute to a time that is […]
Stewardship of global collective behavior
“Addressing the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads.” Of all the challenges we face? This one is so very important to address.
What a Wonderful World
Started the morning with my heart out to this man playing guitar for his captive audience, a dog named Maple who recently passed.
Miko Marks & the Resurrectors
Erik introduced me to these musicians driving up to the mountain – blues and a hint of gospel and country that blend so wonderfully. This live recording was posted to honor the fight for freedom.
Tips on buying a used Sprinter van
Matt Haughey goes deep into a topic of great interest to me. I always fancied myself in a VW Bus, but it might be nice to be able to stretch one’s legs.
More details on the Playdate
Like many, I’m super anticipating the release of this little yellow console. More details released today include the game editor, font editor, the first batch of games, a dock and more.
Old Book Illustrations
Not verified as open sourced images, but a trove for inspiration nonetheless
Airstreams, modern mini cabins, a drive-in, general store, pool, campfire storytelling. Southern Utah. Adding the the big list of places I would enjoy visiting.
Los Angeles studio of Corita Kent designated historic cultural landmark
Glad it wasn’t razed for a parking lot. Another thing to add to the list of places I would very much love to visit.
Cognitive Bias and the Design Process
I’m making note of this article by Jon Yablonski for a few reasons: Bringing awareness to the design process. Plus also? His post and website are quite lovely in layout and presentation across the board.
The Gap by Ira Glass
I’ve heard this audio a handful of times and seen it visualized perhaps more than once. But it never fails to remind me of the work. / via @misterbisson
A portal to feel connected
Marveling at this huge circular screen and camera with real-time feed between Vilnius, Lithuania and Lublin, Poland
Juggling from above
Taylor Glenn shifts the perspective of the skill / via MetaFilter
Click or tap anywhere to change up the pattern. Mesmerizing.